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Wednesday 23 July 2014 3:03 PM

Maidenhead RFC News

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Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene has stressed the importance of getting off to a good start when his side kick the season off with two Berkshire derbies in September.

Greene said the games, away against Newbury Blue on September 7 and at home to Reading on September 13, are 'what the supporters want and the players want' but


11:30 Mon 23 Jun 2014
Maidenhead RFC Mohawks Maidenhead RFC Mohawks won the first round of the Berkshire summer mixed touch series at Berkshire County Sports Club. Each team met in a series of round robin games with the Mohawks comfortably beating Thatcham
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17:39 Wed 07 May 2014
Action from Maidenhead 7s on Sunday. The inaugural Maidenhead 7s tournament took off with a bang on Sunday with more than 20 teams enjoying the unique experience that the 3G pitch at Braywick offers. The tournament included elite and social level
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08:00 Fri 25 Apr 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC were beaten 39-17 by Bracknell in the final of the Berkshire Cup at Braywick on Wednesday last week, but undeterred head coach Allan Greene was impressed with his young team's effort. The hastily
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10:00 Fri 16 May 2014
Tony Brooks Maidenhead RFC director of rugby Tony Brooks has complimented the club's 1st XV on a 'satisfactory' season, but suggested that the aspirations for the next campaign will be more demanding. Writing on the club's website,
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10:00 Sun 04 May 2014
Maids RFC u11s Maidenhead RFC u11s A-team were crowned champions at the Newbury Festival on Sunday and prevented any side from scoring a try against them. The team won three of their matches, and drew the other three
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11:00 Sat 19 Apr 2014
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC is debating whether to change tack and offer players 'inducements' to play 1st XV rugby at Braywick next season. In their first year at the helm, both head coach Allan Greene and chairman
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13:15 Fri 02 May 2014
London Wasps RFC's Tom Varndell makes a last ditch tackle Tom Varndell has not closed the door on a potential England recall - but for now the London Wasps wing is just happy to be off the treatment table. Varndell, alongside fellow Wasps wing Christian
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12:04 Tue 27 May 2014
London Irish London Irish have contracted seven players to their senior academy programme for the 2014/15 season. Ollie Adams, Theo Vukasinovic, Ollie Curry, Connor Murphy, Harry Lightfoot-Brown, Ross Neal and Cameron Cowell will join Tom Smallbone, Gerard
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20:00 Wed 04 Jun 2014
Marlow u11s After sharing the Twickenham turf with British Lions Owen Farrell and George North; Marlow head coach Gordon Ferguson admits his U11 side will be forever reliving their Aviva Premiership Final debut. As Saracens and Northampton
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com